Held annually on CF Orr Stakes Day, the Autumn Stakes is a competitive Group 2 race for three-year-olds. Run as the “D’Urban Stakes” in recent years, the event is staged over the 1400m distance at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February for the Autumn Racing Carnival. Gallopers which enter this race tend to have the $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas, a similar style race held at Flemington three weeks later, in their sights. Horses which in the Autumn Stakes usually come through the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes or the Group 3 The Vanity Stakes.
The race is run under set weight and penalty conditions, making it ideal for quality horses on the up. The Autumn Stakes honour roll includes a number of star performers including; Denman (2010), Apache Cat (2006), Special Harmony (2004), St Covert (1995) and Canny Lad (1991).
|2016||MAHUTA||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:23.4|
|2015||SAN NICASIO||BEN MELHAM||PETER MOODY||01.23.6|
|2014||THUNDER FANTASY||MARK ZAHRA||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:23.8|
|2013||MULAAZEM||LUKE NOLAN||PETER MOODY||01:23.6|
|2012||PIED A TERRE||MARK ZAHRA||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01:24.7|
|2011||DUSTY STAR||CRAIG WILLIAMS||P MORGAN & C WIDDISON||01:37.2|
|2010||DENMAN||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:23.3|
|2009||FRAVASHI||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01:22.8|
|2008||LIGHT FANTASTIC||STEVEN KING||MICK PRICE||01:23.2|
|2007||CATECHUCHU||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||01:24.7|
|2006||APACHE CAT||GLEN BOSS||GREG EURELL||01:24.7|